Our Toys at Dufferin Peel Catholic

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Toys delivered to 50+ educators in the Peel region We had the opportunity to visit the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board office in Mississauga this fall, where we trained 50 itinerant staff on how to use the Empathy Toy in schools. Boxes full of our Empathy Toys (30 sets to be exact, seen below in transit) are now being used by teachers, youth workers and support staff and dictional resource workers throughout the school board. We are excited to have Twenty One Toys' educational toys in one of the largest and most diverse school districts in Ontario, with 146 schools in Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and...

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Workshop with Engineers without Borders

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“The toy led to a rich discussion on how important dialogue, understanding and empathy are for effective collaboration, and provided a diverse group of participants (from Ghana, Malawi, Canada, France and beyond) with a common language to help explore cultural differences in communication, collaboration, and leadership. The toy became, for our participants, a workshop experience that helped them highlight issues they have struggled with in their own projects.” - Facilitator Drew Dudley of Nuance Leadership Development

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Workshop with Raising the Village in Uganda

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Connexions Toy in Ugandan Daycare and Orphanage This fall we worked with Raising the Village, a non-profit organization that provides critical infrastructure, tools and training to recovering villages in Uganda. Founder Shawn Cheung and International Programs officer Krystal Muise were trained on the CONNEXIONS toy and brought it with them to the Grace Daycare and Orphanage in the Nanga village for their November program. They hoped that the children would “enjoy having time to play with toys as well as gain an understanding of how much work and effort goes into communicating… to get a sense for collaborative learning and...

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Frog Design: Four Secrets of Play

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“Are our children getting the play they need to thrive in the 21st century?” According to reports from Harvard University, Time magazine, Newsweek, and The Futurist, the answer is no.

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New York Design Week 2010

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Another sighting at this year's New York Design Week 2010!

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